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Place Miolis Place des Prêcheurs Chapelle des Jésuites Hôtel de Carcès Place Verdun L'Opéra, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume Rue de l'Opéra Rue la Fontaine d'Argent Rue Emeric David



25 Place Verdun
49 Rue de l'Opéra
50 Place Miolis
51 l'Opéra /Théâtre du Jeu de Paume
52 Rue de La Fontaine d'Argent
53 Hôtel de Carcès
54 Rue Emeric David
55 Chapelle des Jésuites
56 Place des Prêcheurs

Villeneuve (Newtown>Newton ?), a misleading name? This, Aix's seventh urban development begun in 1583, looks distinctly not new: a constellation of seventeenth century mansions, a recently renovated theatre rebaptized "Jeu de Paume" (no.'s 17/19 rue de l'Opéra) , theCollège Royal Bourbon (n° 22 rue de Lacépède), and a tightly packed conglomeration of "row houses", all distinct and vying with their neighours for elegance and grandeur. Rue Eméric David (n° 16) - the Hôtel de Panisse-Passis (1739) is a show-piece of architectural refinement.
The terrain on which Villeneuve stands, though labyrinthine in the interstices, is geometrically defined by its three straight, - and narrow ! - arteries that pierce the ancient city walls and gardens, allowing egress to the boulevard that encircles town, and to the incomparable route du Tholonet and its neighbour, the route de Vauvenargues.


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